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Jacque Jones RFTwins

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
14 4989 .277 .326 .448 90 13.1
Birth Date4-25-1975
Height5' 10"
Weight175 lbs
Age44 years, 2 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1999 MIN 24 95 347 93 24 2 9 17 63 4 3 4 .289 .329 .460 81 -7.4 1.8 11.1 1.4
2000 MIN 25 154 550 149 26 5 19 26 111 0 7 5 .285 .319 .463 81 -11.0 1.8 6.8 1.2
2001 MIN 26 149 519 131 25 0 14 39 92 3 12 9 .276 .335 .417 88 -5.8 -1.0 8.1 1.3
2002 MIN 27 149 626 173 37 2 27 37 129 2 6 7 .300 .341 .511 107 8.4 5.8 26.1 5.4
2003 MIN 28 136 548 157 33 1 16 21 105 4 13 1 .304 .333 .464 88 -6.5 1.1 -1.1 0.3
2004 MIN 29 151 608 141 22 1 24 40 117 10 13 10 .254 .315 .427 91 -5.9 -1.5 13.3 1.7
2005 MIN 30 142 585 130 22 4 23 51 120 5 13 4 .249 .319 .438 97 -1.4 -0.1 4.9 1.4
2006 CHN 31 149 577 152 31 1 27 35 116 5 9 1 .285 .334 .499 96 -0.2 -1.1 -2.9 0.7
2007 CHN 32 135 495 129 33 2 5 34 70 2 6 3 .285 .335 .400 77 -12.4 -2.1 2.7 0.2
2008 DET 33 24 90 13 2 1 1 8 18 1 0 1 .165 .244 .253 59 -4.3 -0.5 -1.5 -0.4
2008 FLO 33 18 44 4 0 0 0 6 8 0 0 0 .108 .227 .108 59 -2.1 0.4 -0.8 -0.1
Career13024989127225519165314949368245.277.326.44890-48.64.566.713.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1996 FTM A+ FSL 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .667 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FTM A+ FSL 0 575 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NBR AA EAS 0 559 .000 .000 .000 .369 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MIN MLB AL 95 347 .270 .344 .430 .332 100 0.2 9.7 0.1 81 11 11.1 1.8 -7.4 1.4
1999 SLC AAA PCL 0 207 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MIN MLB AL 154 550 .275 .345 .442 .331 88 1.5 17.3 -1.8 81 10 6.8 1.8 -11.0 1.2
2001 MIN MLB AL 149 519 .268 .335 .428 .317 101 -4.9 15.5 -3.6 88 8 8.1 -1.0 -5.8 1.3
2002 MIN MLB AL 149 626 .269 .332 .431 .342 97 26.7 18.0 -4.3 107 11 26.1 5.8 8.4 5.4
2003 MIN MLB AL 136 548 .265 .330 .422 .352 100 6.2 14.9 -5.3 88 9 -1.1 1.1 -6.5 0.3
2004 MIN MLB AL 151 608 .271 .338 .442 .282 101 -6.2 18.1 -6.7 91 8 13.3 -1.5 -5.9 1.7
2005 MIN MLB AL 142 585 .262 .326 .416 .279 97 1.7 16.8 -6 97 9 4.9 -0.1 -1.4 1.4
2006 CHN MLB NL 149 577 .266 .329 .432 .319 97 9.9 17.4 -6.3 96 10 -2.9 -1.1 -0.2 0.7
2007 CHN MLB NL 135 495 .269 .333 .430 .325 103 -9 14.7 -1 77 13 2.7 -2.1 -12.4 0.2
2008 DET MLB AL 24 90 .265 .332 .422 .194 103 -7.3 2.6 -0.7 59 11 -1.5 -0.5 -4.3 -0.4
2008 FLO MLB NL 18 44 .251 .328 .408 .133 95 -5.9 1.3 -0.1 59 11 -0.8 0.4 -2.1 -0.1
2010 ROC AAA INT 96 360 .257 .325 .394 .363 99 -5.9 11.0 -3 98 0 -5.3 -3.3 -0.3 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1996 FTM A+ FSL 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 1.000 .333 0 0
1997 FTM A+ FSL 575 539 84 160 33 6 15 250 82 33 110 24 12 .297 .341 .464 .167 0 0
1998 NBR AA EAS 559 518 78 155 39 3 21 263 85 37 134 18 11 .299 .351 .508 .208 0 0
1999 SLC AAA PCL 207 198 32 59 13 2 4 88 26 9 36 9 2 .298 .329 .444 .146 0 0
1999 MIN MLB AL 347 322 54 93 24 2 9 148 44 17 63 3 4 .289 .329 .460 .171 3 1
2000 MIN MLB AL 550 523 66 149 26 5 19 242 76 26 111 7 5 .285 .319 .463 .178 0 1
2001 MIN MLB AL 519 475 57 131 25 0 14 198 49 39 92 12 9 .276 .335 .417 .141 0 2
2002 MIN MLB AL 626 577 96 173 37 2 27 295 85 37 129 6 7 .300 .341 .511 .211 6 4
2003 MIN MLB AL 548 517 76 157 33 1 16 240 69 21 105 13 1 .304 .333 .464 .161 5 1
2004 MIN MLB AL 608 555 69 141 22 1 24 237 80 40 117 13 10 .254 .315 .427 .173 1 2
2005 MIN MLB AL 585 523 74 130 22 4 23 229 73 51 120 13 4 .249 .319 .438 .189 4 2
2006 CHN MLB NL 577 533 73 152 31 1 27 266 81 35 116 9 1 .285 .334 .499 .214 2 2
2007 CHN MLB NL 495 453 52 129 33 2 5 181 66 34 70 6 3 .285 .335 .400 .115 3 3
2008 DET MLB AL 90 79 10 13 2 1 1 20 5 8 18 0 1 .165 .244 .253 .089 2 0
2008 FLO MLB NL 44 37 5 4 0 0 0 4 2 6 8 0 0 .108 .227 .108 .000 1 0
2010 ROC AAA INT 360 339 36 95 24 0 4 131 31 18 84 4 0 .280 .320 .386 .106 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 466 0.4335 0.4742 0.7647 0.6584 0.3333 0.8722 0.6023 0.2353 0.0073
Career4660.43350.47420.76470.65840.33330.87220.60230.23530.0073

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-08-08 2010-08-20 Minors 12 0 Left Knee Sprain -
2003-07-01 2003-07-17 15-DL 16 12 Left Groin Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 DET $6,333,333
2007 CHN $5,633,333
2006 CHN $4,033,333
2005 MIN $5,000,000
2004 MIN $4,350,000
2003 MIN $2,750,000
2002 MIN $312,500
2001 MIN $275,000
2000 MIN $225,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$28,912,499
9 yrTotal$28,912,499

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 16 dDamon Lapa

Details
  • signed as a free agent from CIN/Newark Indp Lg 2/9/10 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from FL 2/5/09 (minor-league contract, $0.6M major league, $75K min)
  • performance bonus:$0.1M based on plate appearances 250-400
  • designated for assignment 6/11/08 contract purchased 5/23/08 signed as a free agent from DT 5/19/08 (minor-league contract)
  • released 5/13/08 designated for assignment 5/5/08 acquired in trade from CHC 11/12/07 (CHC pay $2M of $5M 08 sal)
  • signed as a free agent from MIN 12/05, 3 year/$16M (06-08), $4M signing bonus (pd 1/06-1/08), 06:$3M, 07:$4M, 08:$5M
  • avoided arbitration 12/04, 1 year/$5M (05)+$0.25M if traded
  • 03:$2.75M, 04:$4.35M, bonuses ($25K All Star)
  • avoided arbitration 1/03 ($3.2M-$2.75M), 2 year/$7.1M (03-04)
  • 1 year/$0.3125M (02)

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Tyler Colvin? His power has been impressive, but he seems a little out of place leading off. Have you talked with KG recently about what his ceiling might be given this year's performance? He seems like more of a 5-hitter than a leadoff guy to me....Thanks!
(mschroeder14 from wi)
That's kind of my hope, with DeWitt added to the team, is that they slot him up front and move Colvin lower down again. But let's face it, as much of an interesting tools guy with potentially high upside as he might have, I find it hard to believe that Colvin is going to get homers on 18 percent of his fly balls forever. Cut that down several pegs, and you've got a guy a lot like a young Jacque Jones (with a better arm). Playable in a corner for several seasons, up until he gets expensive. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Tigers make bad deals or are the players just underperforming?
(tiger fan from MI)
Whatever winds up happening, the Cabrera deal was still way too attractive to them to pass up. I wasn't a fan of having anything to do with Jacque Jones at the time, but at least they've cut bait on that one pretty quickly. Really, the only transaction where I've strongly disagreed with the Tigers is signing Gary Sheffield to a three-year deal last winter. I'd rather have spent that money on a closer, and gotten a Matt Stairs type to play DH if you need one. But all of this is much easier to say in hindsight, and it's still way too early to be writing the Tigers' obituary for this season. (Nate Silver)
2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)I just went deep, 997 to go.
(Miguel Cabrera from Detriot)
And let's not leave out that Verlander has a one-hitter through five. The grass whispers its approval.

How long does Jacque Jones hold his job? (Steven Goldman)
2008-02-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know that way back when, Hamilton was throwing 95 mph. Is his outfield arm still 80 on the scouting scale?
(Or from Dallas)
A throwing question right off the bat, excellent.

In the essay "Expanding the Cannon" that you'll find in BP2K8 you'll see that among center fielders Josh Hamilton ranked 5th at +3.9 runs saved with his arm. That metric is composed of four components: hit advancement, throwing out runners stretching, fly ball advancement, and "other". Hamilton did well in both hit advancement and fly ball advancement (by virtue of just 4 of 35 runners advancing) although in 145 stretch opportunities he didn't nab anyone.

Of course he did all of this in just 62 adjusted games. In the essay I also describe the rate statistic scaled to 550 opportunities and there he ended up at +8.9 behind a few other guys with limited playing time (for example Jason Lane and Jacque Jones who had 29 and 72 adjusted games in center respectively. Among centerfielders who played more Ichiro Suzuki came out on top at +6.0 in 149 adjusted games with Andruw Jones and Bill Hall next in line.

By all accounts he does have a fine arm but of course in a smaller sample like this I would take these results with a grain of salt. It'll be interesting to see what he does with even more playing time in Texas in 2008. (Dan Fox)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)If Bonds signs a one year contract with a team tomorrow, how much do you think the contract would be worth? I would be exstatic if my Tigers signed him, ate Jacque Jones' contract, and rotated Bonds and Sheff through DH and LF.
(lmajersik from Ann Arbor)
You're underestimating what Jones' range means in that park. He can still run a bit, and that's a tough left field. I wouldn't want to have to use Sheffield and Bonds out there regularly.
Barry Bonds can still help many teams. It's a shame that the circus surrounding him--to a small extent his own doing--has obscured that. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Marcus Thames: could the Tigers potentially move him for bullpen parts (hopefully a reliable set-up man), or should they?
(David from Winston Salem )
If they got something of value, sure, but I say that more in the hope that they'd use Ryan Raburn a whole bunch, and not as some sort of endorsement of their adding Jacque Jones. (Christina Kahrl)


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